[ si-ner-uh-sis ]
/ sɪˈnɛr ə sɪs /
the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, especially the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
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Words nearby synaeresis
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Example sentences from the Web for synaeresis
Diaeresis or synaeresis may usually be employed according to the case.Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
British Dictionary definitions for synaeresis
/ (sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs) /
a variant spelling of syneresis
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